Engagement Manager—Vancouver Community Library

Position: Engagement Manager
Location: Vancouver Community Library
Status: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Starting salary: $55,453 annually
Application deadline: November 5, 2018

Fort Vancouver Regional Libraries (FVRL) is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time (40 hours per week) Engagement Manager opening at Vancouver Community Library.

The Engagement Manager works under the direction of the Branch Manager and in partnership with the Access Manager to provide leadership for a staff of approximately 65 employees (55 FTE) and manages operations in all areas of service at Vancouver Community Library. These services include but are not limited to reference, reader’s advisory, programming for all ages, circulation services, patron accounts, collection management at the branch, and the physical maintenance of the building. The Engagement Manager represents the branch and library district in the community and is integral in sustaining positive community relationships. They are expected to participate in district initiatives and the daily duties of the branch, attend regular district or committee meetings, and build community relationships.

Vancouver Community Library is a beautiful facility that was built in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Washington in 2011 with five stories and over 83,000 square feet. Some of our favorite features include a computer lab, one of the largest interactive early learning installations in the United States, separate designated spaces for both teens and tweens, multiple meeting spaces, quiet reading spaces, an independently operated coffee shop, and an outdoor terrace.

To be considered, applicants must have these qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
  • Three to five years of related work experience, with customer service experience in a library setting.
  • One to three years of supervisory experience managing people and/or projects.

MLS is strongly preferred, however, any combination of work experience, education and certification will be considered under special circumstances.

You may read the full position description below for a more detailed list of job duties and requirements. Please note that the Engagement Manager will assist in providing coverage for the branch’s scheduling needs and will be expected to flex their schedule, including working some evening and weekends.


The compensation for this position begins at $55,453 annually with an excellent benefits package including health insurance benefits, life insurance and accidental death and dismemberment, short term and long term disability benefits, Washington State PERS retirement and paid time off.

Application procedure

To apply, please complete the FVRL Application for Employment and submit a signed copy along with a résumé and cover letter to jobs@fvrl.org by the deadline listed. If submitting electronically, application signature may be collected at time of interview.

Recruitment schedule

Application deadline: November 5, 2018
Video (virtual) interviews: November 15-16, 2018
Final interviews: December 3-4, 2018